1826–1893

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 16, 1826, Clerk­en­well, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Died: June 15, 1893, Tor­quay, Dev­on, Eng­land.

Buried: Tor­quay, Dev­on, Eng­land.

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Biography

Ellerton grad­u­at­ed from Trin­i­ty Col­lege, Cam­bridge, and en­tered the min­is­try in 1850.

In 1852, he was lec­tur­er of St. Pe­ter’s, Brigh­ton. He al­so served as vi­car at St. Ni­cho­las’, Brigh­ton.

In 1860, he be­came chap­lain for Lord Crewe and vi­car of Crewe Green, Che­shire.

In 1872, he be­came rec­tor of Hin­stock, Shrop­shire.

From 1884–85, he was a chap­lain in Pegli, It­a­ly.

Upon re­turn to Bri­tain, he set­tled in­to his fin­al par­ish, White Rod­ing, Ut­tles­ford dis­trict, Es­sex.

During his last ill­ness, he re­ceived the hon­or­a­ry ti­tle of Can­on of St. Al­bans Ca­thed­ral.

He was a rec­og­nized au­thor­i­ty on hymns, con­trib­ut­ed to Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, and wrote or trans­lat­ed over 80 hymns.

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